Among swap enthusiasts, Toyota and Nissan engines are well-deserved love. Most of these projects are with a sports bias, these are drift, drag racing, and even street racing. But there are also quite unusual experiments. We have collected for you the most atypical examples of «transplantation» from the vastness of ODESOFTAMI.
An old man with a young heart
This is Restomod GAZ 12 Gaz-12 custom (ZIM) with a 3.4 petrol engine from the Toyota Hilux Surf SUV (aka 4Runner). Many other things were taken from him, because this ZIM fell into the hands of the current owner in a deplorable state. However, replacing the old «vnutryanka», the craftsmen tried to preserve the appearance of a Soviet rarity.
And here we have a Lada 2115, the owner of which managed to squeeze a Toyota 1UZ-FE V8 4.0 unit from Celsior into the car. Of course, this was not the end of the matter. From Lada, in fact, only the body remained, and the suspension, transmission, steering were taken from various Japanese models. And, of course, such a “tag” has become rear-wheel drive.
This Mercedes-Benz Viano family van, thanks to the efforts of its owner, acquired a Toyota 3UZ-FE V8 4.3 engine. The car has become livelier, but most importantly — really unique. This combination of technology is hard to find. And the owner, after all, began to work on the exterior.
The craftsmen installed the VH45DE V8 4.5 unit, taken from the Nissan President, on the legendary Shishiga. They installed it together with the Nissan subframe, for which I had to tinker with the “grinder” and welding. But the truck got a second life.